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June 20, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada, who was elected Sunday as the first woman to lead the U.S. Episcopal Church, says it's time to put away the divisive issue of homosexuality and move on to the urgent mission of ministering to people in need. "Our primary emphasis needs to be feeding people, educating children and looking for healthcare for everybody," Jefferts Schori, 52, said in a telephone interview Monday from Columbus, Ohio, where representatives of the 2.
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June 20, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada, who was elected Sunday as the first woman to lead the U.S. Episcopal Church, says it's time to put away the divisive issue of homosexuality and move on to the urgent mission of ministering to people in need. "Our primary emphasis needs to be feeding people, educating children and looking for healthcare for everybody," Jefferts Schori, 52, said in a telephone interview Monday from Columbus, Ohio, where representatives of the 2.
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July 13, 2009 | Larry B. Stammer
In the midst of a global recession, religious leaders are looking beyond the recent regulatory fixes and bailouts aimed at repairing an ailing financial system. They are questioning the underlying assumptions of a market economy that they say has lost its moral bearings. Last week, Pope Benedict XVI issued an encyclical, a papal pronouncement, that decries the divide between rich and poor.
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June 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori became the first woman to lead any church in the global Anglican Communion when she was elected as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Her election came 30 years after the Episcopalians approved the ordination of women. The selection seemed likely to provoke controversy, since most other Anglican communities do not allow female bishops.
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October 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A theologically conservative bishop whose election to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina was invalidated by the national church has gained approval a second time and will be consecrated Jan. 26, officials said in Charleston. The Very Rev. Mark Lawrence was first elected bishop last year. But the national church's Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori took the unusual step of invalidating the election, saying church law had not been followed.
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July 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Church of England's ruling body voted to press ahead with steps permitting women to become bishops, a move that risks further division because it lacks accommodations for traditionalists opposed to the idea. The decision came at a meeting of senior church leaders in which one bishop broke down in tears. More than a dozen other Anglican churches around the world have authorized women to serve as bishops. The U.S. Episcopal Church is led by a woman, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori.
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March 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The nominee to replace a breakaway bishop ousted by Episcopal leaders is meeting with San Joaquin Valley congregations ahead of an upcoming vote. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the head of national church, has recommended Jerry A. Lamb to serve as the new bishop for the Diocese of San Joaquin. National church leaders on Wednesday removed Bishop John-David Schofield as the head of the Fresno-based diocese, which seceded last December over the Episcopal Church's ordination of women and gays.
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July 28, 2009 | Duke Helfand
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams suggested Monday that the Episcopal Church might have to accept a different role within the worldwide Anglican Communion amid U.S. leaders' decision to lift a de facto ban on gay bishops and to consider rites of blessing for same-sex unions. Williams outlined his concerns in a statement to leaders throughout the communion, saying "very serious anxieties have already been expressed" among the 77 million Anglicans. The Episcopal Church, the U.S.
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October 4, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the global Anglican Communion responded largely positively Wednesday to pledges from the Episcopal Church to use restraint in consecrating gay bishops and other contentious matters. But an influential joint standing committee of Anglican bishops, clergy and lay leaders also called on all sides in the continuing debate over homosexuality and biblical authority to work harder to ease their differences and keep the 77-million-member Anglican Communion intact.
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June 24, 2006
Re "Episcopal Church Elects Its First Female Leader," June 19 Thirty years ago, the Episcopal Church began ordaining women as priests and then, in time, as bishops. Isn't it interesting that the primarily male House of Bishops would vote Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to lead them during this difficult time? Why is this a problem? It wasn't for them. Jefferts Schori says it's time to move beyond the issue of homosexuality to the real work -- that of ministry. I couldn't agree more.
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June 15, 2007 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
A top Episcopal Church panel on Thursday turned down demands from overseas Anglican leaders to stop consecrating openly gay bishops and blessing same-sex unions. The 40-member Executive Council, headed by the presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, said such decisions could only be made at the U.S. church's triennial General Convention, to be held next in 2009. The panel, concluding its four-day meeting in Parsippany, N.J.
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